The Shield (2002–2008)

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The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their ... See full summary »

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 Detective Vic Mackey (90 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Shane Vendrell (90 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Holland Wagenbach (90 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Captain David Aceveda / ... (90 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Claudette Wyms / ... (90 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Officer Danni Sofer (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Officer Julien Lowe / ... (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Corrine Mackey (84 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Ronnie Gardocki (84 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Curtis Lemansky (67 episodes, 2002-2007)
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 Detective Steve Billings / ... (42 episodes, 2005-2008)
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The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact. Written by <jgp3553@yahoo.com>

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Creator Shawn Ryan skipped the final wrap of the series due to his commitment to the 2007 WGA strike. See more »

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[Vic is trying to scare a suspect in a third floor apartment]
Vic Mackey: Write what I tell you.
[Vic puts a notepad and a pen in the suspect's hands]
Vic Mackey: L. I. F. E. New word, new word! S. U. X.
[rips off the page and puts it into the lapel pocket of the suspect's shirt, then leads him towards an open window]
Vic Mackey: Looks like you're going to die a bad speller.
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Very very very good show...top 3 series finale ever
17 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The shield is one of the best cop shows of all time, only behind "The Wire." The story line is rich and the cast is just brilliant. Michael Chiklis had a career defining role as the brutal Vic Mackey. Chiklis is so good that somehow you continue to root for the guy after all of the brutal crimes he has committed. He truly played that role to perfection. The show continues to get better as the seasons progress. They build on each other perfectly which sets up the epic and heart-wrenching series finale.

As the seasons build, life truly seems to be on the line for every member of the strike team. Walton Goggins, who plays Detective Shane Vendrell, continually got better as the show progressed and gave mind blowing performance in the last two seasons.

What also makes The Shield so rich are the other characters on the show other than the Strike Team. CCH Pounder was brilliant throughout the series and Detective Dutch Waggenbach and Steve Billings both helped balance out the show.

Season long guest stints from stars Forrest Whitaker and Glenn Close helped make this show a top 10 drama of the decade.

If you like "The Wire" or "The Sopranos" then you need to check this show out...It will be worth your time


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